This Thursdayâ€™s final summer screening was a hit! Although we were sad to say goodbye to our new favorite summer night activity, we were glad that we got to go out with a bang. Â For Bill Cunningham New York, we had a bit of a line prior to opening the gallery for the screening and it was nearly a full house! It was wonderful to see so many people coming out to support a local great like Mr. Cunningham.
The evening started off with Gallery Registrar, Chiara Mortaroli, introducing some interesting facts about Bill Cunningham. For example, did you know that Bill had dropped out of Harvard University in 1948 to move to New York, where he initially worked in advertising? Chiara spoke about Cunningham’s journey and the importance of being inspired. “Never take for granted what your path is, can, and should be,” she told guests.
After a moving intro, the screening began, and no one dared to look away. WhenÂ the film came to its end, everyone was in agreement that they loved everything about the documentary. Some people were even moved to tears by some of the more emotional, candid moments in the documentary.
People were very excited to have the opportunity to get a more intimate view into Bill Cunninghamâ€™s life and his incredible work. When the discussion turned to Bill Cunninghamâ€™s current photography and influence in the fashion world, it came as a surprise to some of the guests to learn that CunninghamÂ is still taking photos for the New York Times, publishing his regular twoÂ weekly columns!
Overall, the night was a huge success, and we are so grateful to Zeitgeist Films for allowing us to put on this amazing event. If you werenâ€™t able to make it to the screening, you can purchase your own DVD from Zeitgeist Films through their website here: https://zeitgeistfilms.com/product/details/id/185
Thank you to everyone who helped to make our summer film screenings a summer to never forget! Make sure that you stay up to date with all thatâ€™s happening at Agora Gallery year round by joining our mailing list or following us on Facebook.